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PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHURCH HISTORY SITES
Peter Whitmer Sr. Log House
This replica was built on the site where the Church was organized on 6 April 1830.
The reconstructed log house of Peter Whitmer Sr., built on the site of the foundation of the original home in Fayette, New York.
Significant Events:
Joseph Smith completed the translation of the Book of Mormon here in late June 1829. In the woods near this home, the Three Witnesses saw the angel Moroni and the gold plates. Their testimony is now printed in all copies of the Book of Mormon. On 6 April 1830, about 60 people assembled at the Peter Whitmer home to witness the formal organization of the Church of Jesus Christ. The first meetings and conferences of the young Church were held here. Twenty of the revelations contained in the Doctrine and Covenants were received at the Peter Whitmer home.